Brigadier General Edmund Munger

Brigadier General Edmund Munger (HMHEY)

Location: Centerville, OH 45458 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 36.083', W 84° 12.001'

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Edmund Munger was born in 1763 in Norfolk, Connecticut, and later moved to Vermont. In 1799, his wife Eunice Kellogg and five children traveled by wagon and flat-bottomed boat to claim land in Washington Township. A blacksmith by trade and a farmer, Munger was deeply interested in community affairs. In 1804, he was elected a Montgomery County Commissioner and four years later to Ohio's Seventh General Assembly. From 1809 to 1826, he served as Clerk of Washington Township. His militia men elected him a Brigadier General in 1809 to take command of the Second Brigade, First Division of the Ohio Militia. During the War of 1812, Governor Return J. Meigs instructed Munger to defend the frontier within his command. His quick action protected settlers and kept vital supply routes open. General Munger died at his farm here in 1850 and is buried next to his wife in the Old Centerville Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number11-57
Year Placed2006
Placed ByLandmarks Foundation of Centerville-Washington Township, Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:46pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] JHR1981  [2] JHR1981  [3] JHR1981  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740407 N 4387262
Decimal Degrees39.60138333, -84.20001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.083', W 84° 12.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 4.98" N, 84° 12' 0.06" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9765-9833 Yankee St, Centerville OH 45458, US
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